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Calgary Police Cracking Down on Distracted Driving with Spot Covers

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According to a new report from the CBC, Calgary police have a new way to catch you if you are one of those sneaky drivers who uses a smartphone while stopped at a red light.

Calgary Police Staff Sgt. Paul Stacey said that there will be spotters at intersections in uniform and in plain clothes. In a statement, he told the Calgary Eyeopener on Friday:

“People are going to be seen and they won’t know it until they’re pulled over. And as crafty as they think they are they’re still going to get a ticket.”People are going to be seen and they won’t know it until they’re pulled over. And as crafty as they think they are they’re still going to get a ticket.”

If the spotter sees you using your smartphone at the intersection, they will radio your licence plate number and car model over to an officer farther down the road, who will then pull you over.

The current penalty for distracted driving in Calgary is a $287 fine and three demerit points.

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